MORE than 40 students from Bradford College gained an insight into the world of construction by visiting the site of a new multi-million-pound surgical day case unit at St Luke's Hospital.

The construction students were shown around the site by Darwin Group, which is delivering the project for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The visit gave the group a deeper understanding of a live construction site and the job roles that could be available to them once they complete their studies.

Darwin Group business development director Tom Mason, who helped to lead the tour, said: "At Darwin Group, we're keen to help support the communities we work within, which is why we jumped at the chance to host this group of Bradford College students.

"They are the construction workforce of the future, and it was a privilege to show them around the site to give them an idea of the kind of things they will be doing once they've finished college."

Adam Brough, a team leader of Bradford College, said: "This was a valuable experience for our students."

The £19million day case unit promises to help tackle and reduce the local backlog of patients waiting for surgery.